It’s Summer: Make a DIY A-Frame Tent!

created at: 06/08/2011

School’s out for the summer and that means lots of time for little ones to grow restless.  Encourage some old school imaginative play, indoors and out, with this DIY a-frame tent!  

This simple summer project comes from Rubyellen Bratcher, a blogger and one heck of a crafter.  She created this hardware-free, perfectly kid-friendly tent as part of Grosgrain’s “free pattern month” – and for that, we thank her!

created at: 06/08/2011

To get the kids involved with this project, I like the idea of letting them choose the fabric.  It’s their tent, afterall (of course, I won’t tell if you use it as your own retreat)!  Once you’ve decided on a fabric, it’s time to gather the rest of your supplies.

 

Materials:
  • 4- 1” x 2” x 48” whitewood moulding
  • 1- 3/4” x 48” poplar dowel
  • drill with a 3/4” spade bit
  • measuring tape
  • pencil (marker)
  • fabric large enough to cover frame (approx. 46” x 85.5” un-hemmed; 44” x 83.5” hemmed)
  • coordinating thread
  • elastic
  • scissors

 

Materials at the ready?  Great!  Check out Rubyellen’s step-by-step instrucions over on Cakies.

[via Centsational Girl]